Verbal Traces listens to words in a room, and creates an interactive visualisations based on their emotional content and character. It bares evidence of the verbal actions in a space, and feeds its representation of this back into the space.

The physical form of the installation is a microphone with the ability to catch voices in the room, and a video projector for showing the resulting visualisation.

The project aims at exploring ways of extracting affective value from a space, and uses that as base for interventions in the same space. Concretely its expression are generative visualisations based on sentiment analysis of texts generated by a speech recognition system.

The project was first time exhibited as part of a talk held by Jonas Fritsch at the fall exhibition HOLMGÅRDS gALLERIA curated and hosted by artist Peter Holmgård.

Credits: Halfdan Hauch Jensen.